Fox News Contributor: 10% of Trump Voters Have Embraced MAGA as ‘Make America White Again’


Fox News’ Outnumbered covered Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) calling President Donald Trump the “grand wizard of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue” in a speech on Martin Luther King day this week.

Fox Nation host Tyrus had a nuanced take on the congressman’s remark.

“As a brother, if your’e going to use the term ‘grand wizard,’ it better stick,” he said on Outnumbered.  “There’s no coming back  from that — that means that, unequivocally, he’s a racist.”

Tyrus continued: “Do I think that Trump needs to be better on racism? One hundred percent. I would have liked for him to come out and say something about [Rep. Steve] King‘s [R-IA] comments, his racist comments in his speech. It would have been great if he would have said something, but he chose to be deaf on that, and that bothers me.”

The Un-PC host then made reference to Trump’s slogan that has been the subject of debate since Covington Catholic High School students in MAGA hats were involved in a highly publicized incident with Native American elder Nathan Phillips.

“Make America Great Again was a political slogan,” Tyrus continued. “It was used before, I believe Ronald Reagan used it before. It was about making America great and rallying America. Unfortunately, I would say 10 percent of the population that voted for President Trump has a different view. They have embraced it as ‘Make America White Again.’ Unfortunately, due to that particular group that takes something that was about galvanizing America has turned it into something ugly. And what happens is, when… one bad guy on Twitter takes one thing and makes it racist, it’s everybody.”

Fox News contributor Lisa Boothe defended Trump against allegations of racism, and said comparisons to the KKK are “unfair.”

“I disagree with you. The words were strong, and I think inappropriate,” Tyrus said. “But you have to call [Trump] out on some things. Just keeping it real. Sometimes it’s hard to defend supporting the White House when things happen when he needs to speak and be a leader for everybody.”

“Grand wizard no, being deaf when he should speak, yes,” Tyrus added. “Because he’s not a grand wizard.”

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